Written by israelihawk the 16 Jul 09 at 21:49.
Category: Internet & Networking.
After installing Empathy in Jaunty, 9.04, i found out (through this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1163726) that the log files aren't located plainly in an 'empathy' folder, making it nearly impossible for the end-user to find..
Secondly, the logs aren't readable as in pidgin.. but that's another story.. (actually a bug)
#5 is a good idea, but I'm not sure it applies to this particular problem.
I wonder, couldn't we do both #1 and #4? By which I mean we store the files in the configuration directory, like always, but provide a symlink in the Documents folder to make it easier to find? Like how on the LiveCD there is an Examples folder on the desktop, this is actually stored somewhere else (/usr I believe, but I'm not sure off the top of my head).
There should be a check box in the preferences menu, as in most other chat applications. So you can enable/disable chat logs. My computer gets so full of junk I don't need or want to save chat logs ever.
Not having control over disabling chat logs might have privacy implications. Should definitely be configurable as to where they're stored. With Pidgin, I can specify my entire profile config dir is on my portable drive. That allows me to use a portable drive in windows or linux and on different computers, all the while storing my chat history in a single place.
This would be cool to be able to configure with empathy.